Surfing Manly

Surfing Manly


Manly is one of Sydney's best destinations for surfers of all levels with a variety of breaks along the 3km beach from Shelly Beach and South Steyne at the Southern end through to Queenscliff at the North end.
Updated: May 17 2022

Manly Surf Spots

The stretch from South Steyne to Queenscliff is where you will find most people surfing a variety of beach breaks. Level is dependent on swell size, direction and sand banks. In bigger swells, right handers can form at the point in front of the South Steyne club house. In the right conditions a wave breaking off the Fairy Bower headland called Winkipop offers up some nice rides. Access is via semi long paddle from Shelley Beach or Fairy Bower beach. When the swell is huge and Manly is closed out, the point break morphs into a steep barrelling ride of your life. On the other side of the headland is Deadmans, an even more consequential wave which is better left to the chargers. At this size, you may even see people riding the elusive Bombie about 1km out from Queenscliff.

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Manly NSW
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Queenscliff, NSW 2092
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South Steyne, Manly, NSW
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N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
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Manly Beach Surfing

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Travelling to Manly

Travelling surfers will find Manly a good place to base yourself. There are lots of activities like snorkelling Cabbage Tree Bay, SUPing the harbour and the city is just a short scenic ferry ride away. From Manly, Freshwater Beach is a walkable distance and a bus service runs all the way to Palm Beach at the top most point of the Northern Beaches.


Manly Surf Lessons / Schools

There are a couple of operators at Manly for group and one on one lessons catering to all skill levels.

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93/95 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
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27/8 Sydenham Rd, Brookvale NSW 2100, Australia

Manly Surf Shops

Plenty of big name surf shops in the Corso as well as independent shops scattered around Manly.

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Shop 1/18 Raglan St, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
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2/93-95 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
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52 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
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44 Pittwater Rd, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
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Unit 98/100 The Corso, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
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24 Darley Rd, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
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1/195 Pittwater Rd, Manly NSW 2095

Manly Surf Hire / Rentals

Dripping Wet and Manly Surf located opposite the beach do rentals. In the Corso, the Rip Curl shop rents out boards by the hour. On summer weekends, there is a surfboard rental service operating on the beach at South Steyne.

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Unit 98/100 The Corso, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
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27/8 Sydenham Rd, Brookvale NSW 2100, Australia
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Manly NSW 2095, Australia
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2/93-95 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
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52 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, Australia

Manly Shapers

Brookvale next to Manly was an epicenter of the East coast surfboard industry. Today, its a base for well known and respected shapers.

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across from the Brookvale Oval, 4/527 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale NSW 2100, Australia
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42 Orchard Rd, Brookvale NSW 2100, Australia
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9b/106 Old Pittwater Rd, Brookvale NSW 2100, Australia

Manly Apres Surf

Manly's corso is a hub of activity where you can find cafes, restaurants and surf shops and more. Pay a visit to the Hotel Steyne or 4 Pines for a pint or one of the many beachside restaurants for happy hour drinks. Manly's Harbour side and along the pier are lots of options for winding down the day. Along Marine parade, the boathouse at Shelley beach and The Bower are local favourites.Good places for a pre / post surf coffee include Rollers who make damn fine croissants, Little Belgrave cartel and Deus Ex Machina Manly surf shop cum roadside cafe. In the Northern end Jellyfish and Kazzi Beach Greek behind the North Steyne club are good for a cuppa. For takeaways, the Manly Point Kiosk is a local favourite at the South Steyne surf lifesaving club. Little L is a takeaway joint known around Sydney beaches for their grilled chicken burgers within stumbling distance to the beach.


Check out our Manly Beach Guide.

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Shop 1/18 Raglan St, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
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42 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
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29/43-45 E Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
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75 The Corso, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
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55 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
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Shop Shop 4/93-95 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
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19 Rialto Ln, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
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Manly NSW 2095, Australia
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5/93/95 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, Australia

Access to Manly

Ferry

Regular ferries between Manly & Circular Quay

Bus

Bus Terminal at the Manly Jetty

Driving

There is paid parking all along the beach and free 2 hour parking at the local council car park, everywhere else is ticketed.


Sydney Surf Areas

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The coastal town of Jervis Bay on the NSW Southern Coast is one of the most unique surf destinations and home to the "Aussie Pipe".
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